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Top 3 for UCD Smurfit School’s MSc in International Management in FT Global Ranking

  • Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2021

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time MSc in International Management has been ranked 3rd in the world according to the prestigious 2021 global Masters in Management ranking published today by the Financial Times.

“This placing in the prestigious Financial Times ranking is the highest ever achieved by a UCD Smurfit School programme and sets a new standard of excellence in business education in Ireland,” said Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of the UCD College of Business. “Not only is this a reflection of our outstanding students, alumni and faculty, but it further elevates our reputation as a global centre of excellence for postgraduate business education.”

The ranking is an impressive leap of five places on the previous year within the extremely competitive rankings. This is the fourth consecutive year that the programme has been ranked in the world’s top 10.

The programme offers a unique dual degree with graduates awarded an MSc in International Management from UCD Smurfit School and a Masters in International Management (MIM) from CEMS—the global strategic alliance of 34 leading business schools, over 68 multinational organisations and 7 NGOs. UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish school within this elite community.

“At its core, the programme brings together a dynamic, multilingual cohort who have a unique experience studying in both UCD and at another leading business school, as well as undertaking internships in prestigious global corporations,” said Associate Professor Andrew Keating, Academic Director of the UCD MSc in International Management.

“The programme delivers a powerful combination of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning, combined with great support and interaction with many leading multinational businesses in Ireland like Facebook and Salesforce. This supports our aspiration to inspire the next generation of impactful business leaders.”

The FT ranking analyses a number of criteria, including Salary Percentage Increase and Career Services. On average, graduates saw an 81% salary increase and Careers Service was ranked 8th in the world.

Rankings with strict objective criteria such as those set by the Financial Times are the only truly independent and internationally respected classifications by which the world’s top business programmes and schools are compared.

The full 2021 Financial Times Masters in Management rankings table is available here.

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